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Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax in box w/2 Reeds Music Anywhere FREE Ship/US



Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax in box w/2 Reeds Music Anywhere FREE Ship/US

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{Music} ******* Important Notice: ******* I will be closed Thursday, Feb. 22. See VACATION NOTICE (below description) for details <><><><><><> Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax Black Xaphoon in C For making music ANYWHERE ** NEW in Re-usable carry box ** <><><><><><> This is an exciting item for beginners and music pros alike! <><><><><><> Free Shipping within US by 1st class mail (expedited shipping gets $3.50 off regular s&h cost) (overseas shipping gets $3.50 off regular $35 via Express Mail, $31.50) <><><><><><> FREE BEGINNER REED This is Tampa Dave's Xaphoon Deluxe Package, which includes a FREE additional reed. The #2 "beginer's" reed is softer than the #2½ reedthat normally accompanies this instrument. It is easier to blow than the #2½, and will help beginners,especially those with no experience playing reed instruments . The tip on this reed is also more delicate, and players should take extra carenot to touch the reed tip to anything but the tongue. Clothing often catches on the reed tip and destroys it. <><><><><><> Tampa Dave's Xaphoon Deluxe package comes complete with: Black Xaphoon Pocket Sax in C Reed Cap Ligature (holds reed in place) Beginner’s reed (#2) in reed card Regular reed (#2½) on instrument Full color instructions and fingering chart Carrying/storage box <><><><><><> Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax Travels like a Recorder Sounds like a Sax/Clarinet Uses a tenor sax reed Fully chromatic, 2-octave scale The Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax has a unique history, and an exceptional sound. The Xaphoon Bamboo Saxhas been available for over 20 years. During this time there have been over 40,000 instruments made by hand. This is a molded ABS synthetic version of the original. A top quality instrument with all the features of the best bamboo models - perfect tuning and a very responsive sax-like mouthpiece facing, and in addition, it is virtually indestructible and elegantly beautiful, with polished gold-lacquered brass fittings, and detailed full color instructions. <><><><><><> Why own a Xaphoon Pocket Sax? It will bring you JOY Imagine being able to create a sense of community wherever you are- at a bus stop, in a cave, waiting in line, even a parking garage! It can be with you ALWAYS A true portable instrument that can be carried everywhere - in your pocket, backpack, even up your sleeve! It will TURN HEADS The Xaphoon is about two octaves lower than conventional flutes of the same length. Play it in an acoustic space and it will sound like a full-sized saxophone. Make friends while making spiritual music! <><><><><><><><><><><> About the Xaphoon The Xaphoon (pronounced “za foon”) is a unique instrumentwhich produces the deep, rich sounds of a saxophone or clarinet, yet is lightweight and extremely portable. Ideal for beginners and experienced players alike, the Xaphoon is designed to be taken everywhere, allowing the user to play and spread joy wherever they go. Using the expressive power of a tenor sax reed, the Xaphoon boasts a fully chromatic, 2-octave range; providing an awesome sound with tremendous versatility. The experienced player will find the Xaphoon capable of all the subtle shadings and vibrant power of a saxophone. The beginner will find it fun and many find it fairly easy, and good practice for other reed instruments,as well as great lung therapy. The Xaphoon is a brand new instrument; it is neither a sax nor a clarinet nor a recorder. Because it is different, all things are possible. Feel free to experiment - there are no rules! The original Xaphoon was invented by Brian Lee Wittman, a musician who lives in Maui, Hawaii. For over 25 years Brian has been making Xaphoons out of the bamboo that grows wild on the island. Brian estimates that he has made over 40,000 instruments over the years. <><><><><><> The Xaphoon uses a standard Tenor Sax reed. I also list individual reeds under "Xaphoon Reed" on eBay. See them and other Xaphoon listings on this eBay search page: http://stores.ebay.com/Tampa-Daves-Deals__W0QQ_sidZ122740566?_nkw=xaphoon&submit=Search All links in this listing should open in NEW window or tab;if any links do not work, try pasting the URL into your browser window. <><><><><><> The unit comes with a #2½ strength reed,which is a good general purpose strength. I have added a #2 reed to help the beginner,as it is easier to learn to create tones. Experienced jazz sax musiciansmight want to use harder reeds like a #3 or #4 to get a stronger, more powerful sound. People who are used to playing recorders might feel more comfortable using a #1½ or 2 which is softer and easier to play. After a few sessions, you should be able to move onto the #2½ to get a slightly better tone. <><><><><><> Do you enjoy your Xaphoon? Some people feel that our purpose in life is to spread joy and happiness to others (These are the people I seek out in life -- Tampa Dave). The Xaphoon was designed with this philosophy in mind. The instrument is portable so that you may take it everywhere - a mountainous hike, in the subway, a campfire, a bus stop, you name it. Anywhere you wish to bring people together and bring a smile to someone’s face, and create a sense of community, if only for the moment. Many people seek out the best acoustic environments – caves, cathedrals, even public restrooms - to bring out the “sax” quality of this instrument and to evoke comments like “You get such a big sound of that little instrument?!” If you have stories to tell of how you have been playing it and/or spreading the joy of music to others, the creator of the Xaphoon would love to hear about it! They love to hear stories and recordings of how people are enjoying the Xaphoon. You can contact the Xaphoon creator: Maui Xaphoon PO Box 1163 Paia, HI 96779 Web site: http://xaphoon.com/ <><><><><><> This is a high-quality, well-crafted musical instrument. To read about "The making of the Pocket Sax", click here: http://xaphoon.com/Pocket%20Sax.html To hear sound samples of the Xaphoon, clickhttp://xaphoon.com/MoreabouttheXaphoon.html To read stories about the Xaphoon by players (including the odyssey of one enthusiast to Maui to meet the maker), click: http://xaphoon.com/xaphoon_stories.htm Regular Retail price for this item is $99 for Xaphoon +$5 for extra reed + S&H $6 (at least) = $110 value! as of January, 2014 <><><><><><> My Policies: P A Y M E N T : <><><><><><> Go through the eBay PAY NOW process within 3 days of purchase. Payment is late 10 days after purchase. You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card.When you go to Pay Now, if you do not have a PayPal accountyou are directed to a secure site where you can put in your credit card info.You may choose to establish a PayPal account for use in the future. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Please complete all your purchases,then if you have more than one item, click REQUEST TOTAL from your WON column in My Ebay.I will send you an invoice with the correct s&h for your combined order. If you pay for several items without waiting foran invoice you will get the fastest shippingand will probably get a refund for combined shipping.<><><><><> I N T E R N A T I O N A L <><><><><>**** International buyers must read and understand ****If your order is more than $50.00, you MUST be an established customer or have TRACKING. 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